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Heretical Rants



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I expect there to be yet another Alicorn.

Alicorns exhibit the traits of all three tribes, and we've seen the ascension of two new alicorns in the series so far.

Twilight was a unicorn who became an alicorn through her understanding of her element of friendship.
Cadence was a pegasus who became an alicorn through her understanding of love.
All that's needed now for the full set of magical and tribal origins of neoalicorns is an earth pony.

I dunno whether whoever Voice of God has passed to cares to complete the set, though
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Random headcanon #393840320:

mares can reproduce with mares and stallions can reproduce with stallions, as well as the expected mare+stallion reproduction

don't ask how, cuz I haven't thought this through
magic or summat

also bi is "straight" in Equestria and hetero and homo are both "bent"

Word of Faust says they reproduce sexually (even if they do, that doesn't necessarily preclude both genders having... er, both sets of...), but there is no evidence of them having any sort of genitalia in the show, and if we were still following Word of Faust there would only be two alicorns.
Checkmate, atheists!


k? k.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
Random headcanon #393840320:

mares can reproduce with mares and stallions can reproduce with stallions, as well as the expected mare+stallion reproduction

don't ask how, cuz I haven't thought this through
magic or summat

Word of Faust says they reproduce sexually, but there is no evidence of them having any sort of genitalia in the show, and if we were still following Word of Faust there would only be two alicorns

Checkmate, atheists!
also bi is "straight" in Equestria and hetero and homo are both "bent"

k


Imma go with option q) budding, ala sponge bob
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

but budding is super creepy with anything that has a skeleton, and it doesn't explain the huge amount of variety seen between individuals in the population and between generations, nor the fact that everypony has two parents
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parthenogenesis? Like aphids!

The first generation of aphids in a given season are all female and born pregnant. The second generation are male and female.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Random headcanon #4839204:

There are actually five known tribes of ponies: the well-known three(earth ponies, pegasi, unicorns), plus bat ponies and crystal ponies.
Alicorns exhibit the traits of the main three tribes plus something more specialized.

Larsen and Faust are on record for saying that the bat ponies seen in Luna's guard are actually distinct from the pegasi and come from faraway caves.

Nightmare Moon's wings, with their pointed tips, look like something of a blend between the bat ponies' wings and the usual feathered wings, and her eyes have the same slits for pupils. Luna herself is probably a very important figure for the bat ponies and she may naturally exhibit some of their traits in more subtle ways.

It isn't entirely clear whether the crystal ponies are a distinct tribe, or if they're just earth ponies that have been influenced by ambient magic, but Princess (or is it Empress, now?) Cadence has a well-established affiliation with the Crystal Empire and even has an important crystal artifact as part of her cutie mark


this just begs the questions, then
is there any specific minor tribe for which Celestia is responsible? Will Twilight find she has a similar affiliation?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went into a store, and Twi told me to buy some mediocre horse-shaped gummies



I didn't listen

someone else took this picture
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
I went into a store, and Twi told me to buy some mediocre horse-shaped gummies



I didn't listen

someone else took this picture


Lol, I had people who would buy me Hello Kitty gummies because I like Hello Kitty. I hate those kind of snacks.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
I went into a store, and Twi told me to buy some mediocre horse-shaped gummies



I didn't listen

someone else took this picture


Those boxes lie. The gummi molds are g3 ponies.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really understand why that would be a problem

but yes

that is true






Fluttershy has some choice words about this situation


Olook it's G3 Pinkie Pie
you can't really expect them to make new molds, can you


I was mostly just stricken by the poor quality of the Twilight vectors they used for the box art, which are roughly on par with the official German comics
from
like
a year ago

remember those?


I think this is mostly aimed at the little-kids-who-sneak-shiny-sugary-things-into-their-parents'-shopping-carts market, anyway
not the most discerning bunch of people

they were on the bottom shelf, right within reach of tiny hands
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As someone who would gladly take a job sculpting new greens for a new mold set, I judge them harshly.

Harshly, I say!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hm

it's been a while
If WD is uploading ponies again, maybe I should be, too!

hmmmmmmmm


.l....


nah, it's still too soon
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you could just put Luna's face on things.

It's the new "googly eyes."

*edit*

I kind of blacked out for a few hours, and when I came to... this was on my screen, and in my folders, and in my gallery, and... and... I'm scared.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so the fandom news of the week is that Ghost aka artofthepony aka askstonedtrixie aka Nancy Phetchareune died

Sad
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